The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: February 8, 2011
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Summary: When Trei loses his family in a tragic disaster, he must search out distant relatives in a new land. The Floating Islands are unlike anything Trei has ever seen: stunning, majestic, and graced with kajurai, men who soar the skies with wings. Trei is instantly sky-mad, and desperate to be a kajurai himself. The only one who fully understands his passion is Araene, his newfound cousin. Prickly, sarcastic, and gifted, Araene has a secret of her own . . . a dream a girl cannot attain. Trei and Araene quickly become conspirators as they pursue their individual paths. But neither suspects that their lives will be deeply entwined, and that the fate of the Floating Islands will lie in their hands. . . .Filled with rich language, and told in alternating voices, The Floating Islands is an all-encompassing young adult fantasy read.
My Thoughts: I first heard about Floating Islands on Kris's blog, Voracious YAppetite. Ever since then I've been intrigued with the cover and summary. The whole idea of living on an island that floats blows my mind. It's like a mix between the movie Avatar and the TV Show Lost. I seriously cannot wait to read this book!
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